Paisley Grant returns to her hometown on the Oregon Coast to face her past, make amends, and learn to breathe again. Not too difficult. Or harder than anything she’s ever done.
Nothing can atone for her three years away.
Or for what happened before she left.
But she has to try.
For Judah, his wife’s homecoming is nothing short of a miracle. He told himself that whenever she returned, he’d do everything in his power to win back her love.
That’s exactly what he intends to do.
However, Paisley’s plans don’t include getting back together with him romantically. Making amends, yes. Falling in love, no.
But decisions can change in the middle of an epiphany.
Or in the dead center of fear.
When hurricane winds hit the coastal town, and she finds herself stuck in a dark place, will she cling to her plans and live with regret …
…or let them go to find love again?
If you believe in grace, love, and second chances, you’ll enjoy this inspirational Christian romance filled with heartwarming do-over possibilities … and a touch of suspense.
The Restored series is a chronological series. Reading these stories in order may add to the reader’s enjoyment.
I really adored Judah and Paisley’s story. The author did a great job of drawing you into their heart and mind, and making them feel real to you. Judah (hero) captured my heart with his tender and steadfast love for Paisley ( heroine). He was heroic, protective, strong and gentle. Their restored love melted my heart….sigh.
Mary has a unique way with words and character progression. Her characters seem so alive and I feel like I’m right there with them. Some I love and some I have a great dislike for! They make me laugh, cry and sometimes I’ve even felt the need to yell at a select few! I’ve felt gut wrenching pain, sweet romance, vulnerable moments, hurt, love, compassion, tenderness, anger, rage, frustration, betrayal, control and understanding. Mary really knows how to pull you into her stories.
Christmas Q&A with the Author, Mary E. Hanks
What’s the best – or worst – Christmas present you’ve ever received?
I got engaged five days before Christmas when I was sixteen. That was the most exciting Christmas ever! There was no diamond. I’m not a jewelry girl. Expensive things didn’t matter. I like sentimental and romantic. So the next day we went to the jewelry store and picked out a beautiful blue—I love blue!—December birthstone ring. It cost $17 in 1975. Getting asked to marry the man I loved and spend the rest of my life with him—priceless!
What holiday movie or special do you watch over and over again?
I’ve watched A Perfect Day many times. It’s the story of a writer and his rise to fame. I especially like the first half of the movie because I relate to the hero’s hopes and dreams of getting his work published. And he has such a wonderful supportive wife—I love that.
What one thing are you most grateful for this holiday season?
I’m grateful whenever I get to spend time with my adult kiddos. They lead independent and busy lives, but they always find time for us as a family at Christmastime. I cherish those days.
Describe your favorite holiday candy or baked treat, but don’t name it.
My favorite holiday treat is sweet and creamy. A classic. Whenever I see this melt-in-your-mouth dessert displayed in candy shops or at craft fairs, my mouth waters. Mmmm. Some varieties include walnuts, peanut butter, or layers. I made it for years as part of our Christmas Day spread. Now I buy it in small quantities. I believe more books should be written about this delectable Christmas favorite!